Battle of Britain: A Day-by-Day Chronicle: 10 July 1940 to 31 October 1940

by Patrick Bishop
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The latest in an ambitious series of illustrated historical chronicles from Quercus, Battle of Britain is a compelling, day-by-day account of Britain's fight for national survival. The progress of the battle is described in an evocative and stylish narrative, amplified by an impressive array of authentic documentary materials and other illustrative features, including contemporary photographs, posters, and newspaper headlines, plus aircraft diagrams and maps. Eye-witness accounts, diary extracts, and pilot profiles bring the battle's heroes and victims, triumphs and tragedies unforgettably to life. In Battle of Britain Patrick Bishop has created a memorable and visually stunning record of one of the decisive moments of 20th-century history. A fittingly vast, sumptuous, and ambitious work on Britain's fight for national survival, no one with an interest in the history of World War II or of modern Britain will wish to be without it.



About the Author

Patrick Bishop was born in London in 1952 and went to Wimbledon College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Before joining the Telegraph he worked on the Evening Standard, the Observer and the Sunday Times and in television as a reporter on Channel Four News. He is the author with John Witherow of a history of the Falkands War based on their own experiences and with Eamon Mallie of The Provisional IRA which was praised as the first authoritative account of the modern IRA. He also wrote a memoir the first Gulf War, Famous Victory and a history of the Irish diaspora The Irish Empire, based on the TV series which he devised.



Product Details

Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 1st September 2009
ISBN: 9781847249845
Dimensions: 240 x 189 x 31mm | 1380g
Binding: Hardcover | 394 Pages
Language: English
Reading Age: 14+
Edition: 1st Edition
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

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